The Festival brings the world to Auckland every May.
This year we staged 207 public events, gathering together 230 of the world’s best writers and thinkers with over 74,000 Festival goers, to celebrate the world of books and ideas.
For the past 18 years the Festival has enriched the culture of our city and established itself as a major Australasian festival, characterised not only by the calibre of our guest authors but also by the enthusiasm and engagement of our audience and the warmth and welcome provided by Auckland as our setting.
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Auckland Writers Festival Launches Literary FoundationA new Foundation established by the Auckland Writers Festival aims to strengthen Aotearoa’s literary landscape. Read more ›
AN EVENING WITH LEE CHILD & JACK REACHERJoin master of suspense and bestselling crime writer Lee Child in conversation with broadcaster Jim Mora at this exclusive Auckland event, celebrating Past Tense and the return of Jack Reacher. Read more ›
RECORD NUMBERS AT NZ'S LARGEST WRITERS FESTIVALThe Auckland Writers Festival broke its own record (again!) with more than 74,000 seats filled across six days of tremendous conversations, performances, speeches and stand-up. Read more ›